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Synonyms for antagonistic
ænˌtæg əˈnɪs tɪkan·tag·o·nis·tic

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. antagonistic

    Synonyms:
    adverse, opposing, inimical, hostile, repugnant, contrary

    Antonyms:
    favoring, aiding, harmonious, friendly, agreeable to

Princeton's WordNet

  1. antagonistic, counteradjective

    indicating opposition or resistance

    Synonyms:
    counter, antipathetic, incompatible, antipathetical

    Antonyms:
    conciliatory, placating, placative, propitiatory, conciliative, interactive, appeasing(a), compatible, neutral, placatory, positive, soft, synergistic, amicable, propitiative, pacific

  2. antagonistic, antipathetic, antipatheticaladjective

    characterized by antagonism or antipathy

    "slaves antagonistic to their masters"; "antipathetic factions within the party"

    Synonyms:
    loth(p), incompatible, indisposed(p), loath(p), averse(p), antipathetic, antipathetical, counter

    Antonyms:
    placatory, interactive, conciliatory, placating, propitiatory, appeasing(a), conciliative, neutral, synergistic, propitiative, placative, soft, compatible, pacific, positive, amicable

  3. antagonisticadjective

    arousing animosity or hostility

    "his antagonistic brusqueness"; "Europe was antagonistic to the Unites States"

    Synonyms:
    counter, antipathetic, incompatible, antipathetical

    Antonyms:
    conciliative, soft, conciliatory, amicable, placatory, appeasing(a), positive, pacific, interactive, synergistic, neutral, propitiatory, placating, propitiative, compatible, placative

  4. antagonistic, incompatibleadjective

    used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect

    Synonyms:
    out or keeping(p), uncongenial, ill-sorted, incompatible, unfitting, unsuited, inappropriate, discrepant, mismated, antipathetic, antipathetical, counter, contrastive

    Antonyms:
    placatory, positive, propitiatory, placative, neutral, amicable, appeasing(a), compatible, placating, conciliative, propitiative, interactive, synergistic, pacific, conciliatory, soft

  5. antagonisticadjective

    incapable of harmonious association

    Synonyms:
    counter, antipathetic, incompatible, antipathetical

    Antonyms:
    conciliative, conciliatory, amicable, soft, positive, placatory, placative, interactive, placating, compatible, appeasing(a), synergistic, propitiatory, neutral, propitiative, pacific

Editors Contribution

  1. ego-dystonic

    it is freudian. an addiction must become ego dystonic before one decides to abandon it.

    smoking becomes ego dystonic for maybe a long while before it feels necessary to abandon it.

    Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. antagonisticadjective

    Synonyms:
    opposing, adverse, opposite, hostile, inimical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. antagonisticadjective

    Synonyms:
    contradictory, repugnant, conflicting, renitent, adverse

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How to use antagonistic in a sentence?

  1. Rollo May:

    The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One cannot always consider, Tit for Tat, in an ugly and antagonistic sense since mutual Sex and Kissing, in whatever way, outline Tit for Tat automatically as well; however, in a sweet notion.

  3. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall:

    Although the Atlantic alliance has weathered many crises over its lifetime, I now am concerned that the alliance will not survive Donald Trump, because he isn't arguing with allies about policy. He's questioning the fundamental value of NATO to the United States. This antagonistic approach is generating an unprecedented debate in Europe and in Canada about whether the United States should be treated as friend or foe.

  4. Chris Zaccarelli:

    Trump's comments to the U.N. were very antagonistic toward China. In the last couple of weeks there's been optimism trade would go in a positive direction, it was the tone and the fact he listed out in great detail all the gripes the U.S. has with China.

  5. John Patrick Lee:

    A retail trader will not lean on Wall Street to manage their money and I definitely now see an antagonistic relationship between the old guard (Wall Street) and individual traders who are on the rise.

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